Lepidoptera Family Fidoniida Moths

We now come to a family of moths peculiar for their habit of flying more or less by day. As is often the case with day-flying moths, these are mostly prettily marked, and are consequently often mistaken by the uninitiated for butterflies. Most of them are to be found on heaths, downs, and open fields; but one-the Bordered White-is met with only in fir woods.

The wings are not angulated, and the antenna of the males are pectinated.

The larva are generally to be distinguished by a couple of little horns on one or more of the hindermost segments, and in most cases they pupate beneath the surface of the soil.